Salon des Refusés (Archibald)

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Salon des Refusés is a popular Australian art exhibition which shows some of the rejected submissions to the Archibald Prize, Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture, and also the Wynne Prize entries for landscape & figure sculpture. The Salon des Refusés exhibition was initiated in 1992 by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney, in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize not selected for hanging in the official exhibition. Its name comes from a similar event that started in Paris in 1863, also called Salon des Refusés (French for "Salon of the Rejected"). S.H. Ervin Gallery is still the venue for Salon des Refusés.

Each year, after the judging for the Archibald Prize is done, selectors from the S.H. Ervin Gallery choose a selection of works that are representative of the works submitted for the Archibald Prize, but not accepted for consideration. The selected works are exhibited in the Salon des Refusés. The Salon des Refusés often is the first opportunity that many artists have of broader public attention. The criteria for selection are quality, diversity, experimentation and wit.

The Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award commenced in 1999. The award is sponsored by the Sydney based law firm Holding Redlich. The winner is selected by votes from visitors to the Salon des Refusés. In 2016 the prize was AU$2,000.[1]

Past winners of the Salon des Refusés People's Choice Award[edit]


Let's Face It: The History of the Archibald Prize, AGNSW 2009 ISBN 978-1-74174-051-6, pages 98, 105, 110, 157.

  1. ^ Salon des Refusés 2016 Online Catalog,
  2. ^ 1999 Zhou Xiaoping Jimmy Pike & Zhou Xiaoping,
  3. ^ 2000 Evert Ploeg Richard Roxburgh,
  4. ^ 2001 Guy Maestri Silent Assembly,
  5. ^ 2002 David Naseby Richard Hall,
  6. ^ 2003 Jiawei Shen Edmund Capon,
  7. ^ 2004 Juan Ford Allan & Goliath (Allan Fels),
  8. ^ 2005 Margaret Woodward The hobby-horse rider (Self portrait),
  9. ^ 2006 Gillian Dunlop Portrait of John Gaden,
  10. ^ 2007 Jiawei Shen Tri-selves (Self portrait),
  11. ^ Profile - Peter Smeeth, Portrait Artists Australia
  12. ^ 2008 Peter Smeeth Philip Adams – The Rematch,
  13. ^ 2009 Zhong Chen Charles Blackman,
  14. ^ 2010 Ann Cape Kevin in his studio (Portrait of Kevin Connor),
  15. ^ The Alternative Archibald winner announced,
  16. ^ 2011 Robert Hannaford Portrait of Trevor Jamieson,
  17. ^ 2012 Barbara Tyson Ita,
  18. ^ Christopher McVinish wins Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award, Archived 2017-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ 2013 Christopher McVinish Portrait of Colin Friels,
  20. ^ Tom Decent (11 September 2014). "'Ugly' portrait wins Salon des Refuses after Archibald snub". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  21. ^ 2014 Nick Stathopoulos Ugly (Portrait of author Robert Hoge),
  22. ^ Poignant life-like sculpture wins Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award at Salon des Refusés,
  23. ^ 2015 Paul Trefry Homeless still human (Sculpture of a homeless man),
  24. ^ Salon des Refusés 2016,
  25. ^ 2016 Tianli Zu The senator and Ma (Portrait of Senator Penny Wong),
  26. ^ "Salon des Refusés 2017". S.H. Ervin Gallery. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  27. ^ 2017 Luke Cornish Ben (portrait of artist Ben Quilty),
  28. ^ "Holding Redlich People's Choice Award". S.H. Ervin Gallery. Retrieved 2018-08-24.

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